By Richard Tulloch. Based on the best selling books of Paul Jennings. New Theatre, Sydney. Director: Ali Kennedy Scott. January 12 to 28, 2012.
It’s spooky, has cute girls and guys and lots of laughs. This production of Stage Fright! is nicely tuned for the 7 to 13 year old target market.
For the uninitiated, Paul Jennings’ books have lashings of teenage angst about that first kiss, haunted houses and the odd peculiar maths teacher.
This adaptation dips into a number of his novels, and although it does not quite make sense as a complete narrative it works well as a best of night.